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New Jersey

  1. a state in the E United States, on the Atlantic coast. 7836 sq. mi. (20,295 sq. km). Capital: Trenton. Abbreviation: NJ (for use with zip code), N.J.
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Related formsNew Jer·sey·ite [jur-zee-ahyt] /ˈdʒɜr ziˌaɪt/, New Jer·sey·an, noun
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Historical Examples

  • In New-Jersey, the proportion is 1-13th coloured; and of the convicts 1-3d.

    Abolitionism Exposed!

    W. W. Sleigh

  • It has been attempted in New-Jersey to lessen the expense attending these heats, by performing them in reverberatory furnaces.

  • I saw the dim shore; a long line of the New-Jersey coast, with distinguishable trees and white houses.

  • One of the most extensive groups of trap-rocks is to be seen in the north-eastern part of the state of New-Jersey.

British Dictionary definitions for new jersey

New Jersey

  1. a state of the eastern US, on the Atlantic and Delaware Bay: mostly low-lying, with a heavy industrial area in the northeast and many coastal resorts. Capital: Trenton. Pop: 8 638 396 (2003 est). Area: 19 479 sq km (7521 sq miles)Abbreviation: N.J., (with zip code) NJ
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Word Origin and History for new jersey

New Jersey

named 1664 by one of the proprietors, Sir George Carteret, for his home, the Channel island of Jersey. Jersey girl attested from 1770.

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new jersey in Culture

New Jersey

State in the northeastern United States, bordered by New York to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Delaware Bay to the south and west, and Pennsylvania to the west. Its capital is Trenton, and its largest city is Newark.

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One of the thirteen colonies.
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